Tag Archives: Events

Chill out weekend Casco Viejo Style: jazz, theatre, heavy metal

Unusual events, urban art everywhere. Baños Públicos at its best! my photos are good, but I think I´m going to get a video camera next time. Tried to do it over my Sony cellphone, but didn´t really work… Continue reading

Travel Panama October: Where to go, what to do in Casco Antiguo

October is a special month in Casco Antiguo. The National Theatre is a 100 years old and the Casco celebrates with great activities ranging from Madame Butterfly to free outdoor concerts. Dont´miss the calendar here! Continue reading

Book Awareness Week at Casco Antiguo, Panama

A classic Monday morning in Casco Viejo: I was on the phone and at the same time answering emails (or deleting early spam… somehow the prince of Mombatu is still considering sending me at least $200,000 directly to my bank account, no papers signed) when suddenly a loud noise started to approach. “Drums…. Drums in the deep”… I thought, just like the Lord of the Rings episode when the good guys where about to get attacked by ugly orks. Continue reading

Travel New York Times Features Casco Viejo Panama and Canal House Hotel

“A Cultural Cornerstone” is today´s New York Times travel article about Casco Viejo, Panama, featuring our favorite hotel Canal House Panama as editor´s pick and businesses like Karavan Gallery and Indigo Restaurant. I love it when people visit, but the best for me is to live here… Continue reading

Panama Eco Event: United Nations inaugurates “For the Earth” festival in Casco Antiguo

Last night, the United Nations Environmental Programee inaugurated at the National Theatre in Casco Antiguo their “For the Earth” Festival. It will last a month, with several activities withing Casco Antiguo, ranging from poetry to rock concerts. Most of the activities will be held at… Continue reading

British Travel to Panama: The Guardian Features Casco Viejo Nightlife

A few days ago I got an email from a journalist at The Guardian, as they´ve found somehow my postings on La Casona in Casco Viejo. It was quite exciting, this is my first collaboration with international press! Here is the article: Continue reading

Panama Eco Event: Arts for Earth Show at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo will host a very special event in September. The United Nation´s Environment Programee (known in Spanish as PNUMA) will present an art festival featuring artists from different disciplines, from poetry to street painting to create and strenghten environmental awareness. Check out the event calendar here! Continue reading

La Casona has New Home!

Home to all Panamanian bohemians and all sorts of artists, La Casona has become an icon for Casco Antiguo. Their model is to enter unrestored buildings and inject energy and creativity. Now, they have just moved to the former Citibank building, a wonderful piece of Art Deco in Plaza Herrera. Continue reading

Panama Events: La Casona says Goodbye!… and Welcome!

For the last two years, La Casona de las Brujas has been the center of the Panamanian bohemian scene. The space located at the old Maria Imaculada School near Plaza Herrera served as art gallery, concert hall, disco, art school for local children and just the favorite afterhours neighborhood hang out. They just closed their doors… but are opening again. Find out where! pictures of the big party. Continue reading

Panama History and Culture: Casco Antiguo´s 100 Years Old National Theatre

Panama´s National Theatre was literally born with the Republic. The need to build it was at the first Gacetas Oficiales in 1903 – 1904 along with main stuff like a Presidential Palace and public bathrooms. It was the heart of social life and culture. Today, we celebrate its 100 year anniversary with a bit of history and wonderful events in August and October. Check out my Virtual Tour! Continue reading